HBO casting news for GRRM's A GAME OF THRONES

Seven new cast members have been added to the roster. From The Hollywood Reporter:

HBO is filling out the cast of its fantasy pilot "Game of Thrones" with the addition of former "New Amsterdam" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and several others.

The group joins the previously cast lead Sean Bean as battle-weary Ned Stark, who leaves his home to serve the king. Mark Addy, Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Jack Gleeson, Peter Dinklage and Harry Lloyd also star.

In the adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series, Coster-Waldau will play Jaime Lannister, one of the king's guards and a ruthless usurper of the previous king. The actor, most recently seen in Ron Moore's Fox pilot "Virtuality," is repped by WME, Impression and Independent Talent Group.

Another addition is Tamzin Merchant (Showtime's "The Tudors"), who'll play Daenerys, an exiled teenage princess.

Also new to the cast: Richard Madden ("Hope Springs") as Stark's eldest son, Robb; Iain Glen ("Into the Storm") as Ser Jorah Mormont, a disgraced knight; Alfie Allen ("The Other Boleyn Girl") as Theon, Stark's young ward; Sophie Turner ("Doctor Who"), as Stark's eldest daughter, Sansa; Maisie Williams as Stark's young tomboy daughter, Arya.

The group joins the previously cast lead Sean Bean as battle-weary Ned Stark who leaves his home to serve the king, Mark Addy, Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Jack Gleeson, Peter Dinklage and Harry Lloyd.

HBO still has a few more roles to fill in the large ensemble cast of "Thrones," one of the more buzzed-about titles on the premium network's development slate. The pilot shoots in Ireland in October.

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Guymon Casady, Carolyn Strauss, Vincent Gerardis and Martin are executive producing.

Things are definitely moving now!:-)

16 commentaires:

Juhan said...

Dubious about Alfie Allen. Others seem like solid choices.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the fans that everybody labels as a non-fan because I'm a bit fed up with Martin as a person, but this cast list is pretty good. Good talent, and not a bunch of random newcomers. The only one a bit worried about is the guy who's playing Robert, but we shall see how it all plays out.

TJ said...

I have to agree with the fed-up with Martin part (and I'm not afraid to admit it), but that's no real issue when it comes to the HBO series. I am unreservedly ready and waiting of this--and particularly happy with Sean Bean being cast.

TheGerm said...

Just wanted to point out that, while Sophie Turner is indeed playing Sansa, it is not the same Sophie Turner that appeared in Doctor Who. At least, I hope not: http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/549790817186

Jebus said...

Check out Mark Addy in "Red Riding: 1983" and you'll see he'll do fine as Robert Baratheon.

glovin said...

Good talent, and not a bunch of random newcomers. I have to agree with the fed-up with Martin part

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machinery said...

until there is a date for the 5th book publishing, anything to do with soiaf is worthless to me.
don't evenryone see that martin has sold out ?

Juhan said...

Have you met the man? Talked to him about his fantastic work? Sensed his... sadness at his own lateness and disappointing some of his fans? Marveled at his brravery to bring out a good book, instead of a fast one? I have. Now, go fuck off.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to this, but I am checking Vegas to see what the line is as far as which we see first................the Pilot episode or the new book. I wish the tv show whould have been done after the series was complete.

alabrava said...

go read Malazan if you want a series that gets worse and more confusing every book if you want someone who puts a new series book out every year. And this is coming from someone who likes Malazan.

machinery said...

junah - assuming you were refering to me.
in the past 9 years, since his 3rd book, he wrote or shared in 5 books, and in between the 4th book of soiaf.
this means to me, that he is dedicated to other things.
and no, i don't believe for 1 second that he is sad regarding soiaf.

keep your kind words to yourself.

Adam Whitehead said...

"don't evenryone see that martin has sold out?"

That is a particularly ridiculous comment to make. If he'd sold out he'd be churning out SoIaF book after book year after year with absolutely no concern for the quality of the work and making millions off the back of it. What he makes from editing WILD CARDS is negligible in comparison.

"and no, i don't believe for 1 second that he is sad regarding soiaf."

You don't need to believe it. People who have met him and talked to him first-hand about it are telling you it is so.

tom dunne said...

"Marveled at his brravery..."

This made me laugh. Who knew that missing deadlines could be so virtuous?

Anonymous said...

We did. And GRRM does too :D

Anonymous said...

If being lazy and missing deadlines is brave, then I'm a goddamn hero.

Anonymous said...

Fucking Trolls. Get a life people!